Year: 2010 Country: Japan Director: Toshio Lee Screenwrieter: Naoki Hyakuta (novel) Genre: Drama Runtime: 126 min Language: Japanese Subtitles: Japanese IMDB:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1564559/ Theatrical Release Date: May 22, 2010
Synopsis/ Plot: Set in a high school boxing club in Osaka, Kabu (Hayato Ichihara) is a likeable delinquent who cuts up during classes, but works masterfully in the boxing ring. Then one day on the subway, Kabu takes out three thugs who are harassing a young couple. When Kabu gets off the train, he realizes that the man being harassed is his childhood friend Yuki (Kengo Kora), who moved away several years back. To Kabu's delight he learns that Yuki has now moved back to town and is now attending the same high school as Kabu. A few days later, Kabu insists to the timid Yuki to join the boxing club. After much badgering upon Kabu's part, Yuki finally decides to take up the boxing gloves. Although Yuki is completely new to the sport, he does train with earnest determination. Meanwhile, a local boxing tournament takes place with Kabu easily going through his opponents. That is until the championship match when Kabu faces the highly feared boxer named Inamura (Suwa Masashi). To Kabu's surprise, Inamura knocks out Kabu. The loss devastates Kabu and he quits the boxing club. Yuki, on the other hand, stays in the club and trains as diligently as ever. When Kabu finally rejoins the boxing club, Yuki and Kabu both train for the next tournament to take out Inamura, but Inamura has a surprise for the two boxers ...
Notes: 1. Actor Hayato Ichihara has trained in boxing under the tutelage of ex-boxing champion Nobuyuki Tabata since August 2009. 2. Filming will begin January, 2010 and last for two months in Osaka and Tokyo. 3. "Box!" will feature many boxing scenes with the actors performing the scenes without stuntmen.
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